- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) - A railroad spokesman says there have been no injuries and no leakage in the minor derailment of an empty oil train that was heading to Chicago from Philadelphia.

A CSX statement says one of three engines and one car carrying sand derailed in the town of Ulster, about 50 miles south of Albany, around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. It says the train had 97 empty cars that had carried oil and two cars filled with sand.

None of the train’s cars tipped over.

Railroads have seen a major increase in oil train traffic hauling crude from North Dakota and western Canada to refineries along the East Coast. A series of derailments and spills, including one in Quebec that killed 47 people, have raised public safety concerns.

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